Moles

In 1702, William 3rd died of pneumonia; a complication from a broken collarbone, resulting from a fall off his horse, because it had stumbled into a mole's burrow, many Jacobites toasted "the little gentleman in the black velvet waistcoat." A name synonymous with the mole of which he is still referred to  today.  

 

Times may have changed but the mole and his behaviour haven’t it is by nature a solitary creature and lives almost entirely underground in a tunnel system that may cover an area of 400-2000 sq. Metres.

 

They feed mainly on earth woods but also on various other invertebrates including slug’s insect larvae. Much of the prey is caught when it falls into the tunnel system that acts as kind of pitfall trap.

 

The mole patrols the tunnel system almost continuously; with activity periods of 4 ½ hours alternating with 3 ½ hours rest.

 

The familiarity of the molehills marks the arrival of moles and left untreated can undermine entire gardens fields and parks and sports pitches.

 

There are two treatments that work: trapping and gassing both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on the affected area and the soil.

 

A free survey will determine the best solution for your mole problem and most importantly the cost.

 

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